The daytime average temperature in Tiberias during August is 95 F; evenings 75 F. The daytime average temperature in Jerusalem during August is 85 F; evenings 70 F. There is 0% chance of rain.
It is best to “layer” your clothing rather than bring an excessive number of individual specialty items. No “dress-up” clothes are needed. Casual wear is customary and more practical. Shorts are OK. No short-shorts please. Because we will be visiting “holy sites” there will be times when you (men and women) must dress more modestly (shoulders and knees covered). “Slip-over” or “wrap-around” clothing is best for such occasions. We will notify you in advance when your “modesty kit” of clothing is needed.
Shoes: Wear comfortable walking shoes with “deep treads” as your primary footwear. Trekking tennis shoes or light-weight hiking shoes do well. Avoid heels (!), dress shoes(!), or street shoes(!). If there are no “deep treads” on your shoes, it is best to leave them at home.
Packing and Laundry: Historically, most people over-pack for international travel. A good rule of thumb is to pack your bags and then eliminate at least 25%-33% of your items. This will reduce the amount of your contents and provide needed space for purchases made during your travel. There is limited space available on the bus for luggage. Please keep your luggage size and contents to a minimum. Luggage is limited to one primary travel bag and one small soft day-bag. In both Tiberias and in Jerusalem our hotel can send out your clothes for cleaning and have them returned to you the next day. Expect an average of $3-$4 per major item and $1-$2 for minor items. Please be aware that you are at times required to manage and transport your own luggage.
Suggested Clothing List: There is no single list of clothing articles that can meet the needs of everyone. However, the list below can offer you some assistance on what would be appropriate to bring.
1-2 pair of long casual pants or jeans
1-2 pair of shorts (no short-shorts)
1 light jacket, sweater or sweatshirt
7-8 days of shirts/blouses
7-8 days of socks
7-8 days of undergarments
1 pair comfortable trekking shoes
1 pair water-shoes, sandals or flip-flops
Swim suit (one-piece swimsuit please; cultural sensitivity)
Facial washcloths as needed
Personal toiletry and medical items
Sun hat providing ample shade (required)
Electrical plug adapter(s) as needed for your personal electrical items
Our hotels are 4-star. You may preview the hotels at the Hotels link below. Bath towel, bar soap, shampoo and a hair dryer are provided at all hotels. Electrical supply is 220 volts. Bring a converter and European style plug adapter if needed for your personal electrical appliances. Some American small appliances convert from 110 volts to 220 volts automatically. Check your electrical appliances in advance of departure.